Chloé really hit it out of the park with the Susanna boot. I was one of those who noticed the ankle bootie back in ’08 (originally named the Susan) and while I found the shoe, um interesting … I wrote them off as trendy.
Well after the Susans sold out, Chloé re-launched the bootie as the Susanna (also spelled Suzanna) in 2012 and it continues to be a best seller for the French fashion house. The only difference (other than the slightly different name) between the ’08 and the ’12 is the type of leather used. I’ve read that the ’08 used lamb leather and the ’12 uses calf leather.
Needless to say, I splurged and got a black pair. They are divine, truly a wearable work of art and I mean wearable in both comfort level (nice padded insoles) and that they go with everything in my closet. They elevate my standard uniform of dark skinnies and long sleeve stripe top with a nice edginess that I love. I think I’ll be wearing these for a long time to come. Once (and if) I get comfortable taking outfit pics, these will surely appear in heavy rotation.